August 2015 Demo


“Something Fishy

 Jimmy Arledge


Something Fishy . . .


I’m sharing this project that I learned from Michael Hosaluk in a class he taught in my shop in Richardson. The skills practiced in this project include spindle turning, hollowing, surface decoration, and your imagination.


Background: Jimmie Arledge got hooked on woodturning in the early 1990s becoming a member of Woodturners of North Texas where his mentor and best teacher was Larry Roberts. They became good friends, and Jimmie had the pleasure of being Larry’s demo helper at some Texas club meetings.


He served on the Woodturners of North Texas Board and as Vice President before becoming a charter member of Dallas Area Woodturners and holding office there. While enjoying membership in both clubs, he began attending classes at John Campbell’s school in NC, David Ellsworth’s school in PA, the Center for Furniture Craftsmen in ME, and Arrowmont in TN, where he also had the privilege of being Clay Foster’s teaching assistant on several occasions.


He continues to enjoy and learn from classes with national turners who come to the area, as well as by attending and participating in the annual national symposium of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) where he has been a member since 1992. He also attends annually SWAT (Southwest Association of Turners), formally Texas Turn or Two.


Best Recommendation: Jimmie believes in the merits and advantages of membership & participation in both AAW and SWAT. He appreciates the people he meets, the demos he attends, and the many woodturnings he sees displayed in the instant galleries.


Thanking you for your interest in this demo,


Jimmie Arledge


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